News coverage about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8015096879957 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- D. R. Horton (DHI) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate D. R. Horton (DHI) Will Announce Earnings of $0.86 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Edited Transcript of DHI presentation 7-Mar-17 2:15pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- $0.32 EPS Expected for Viper Energy Partners LP (VNOM); Impala Asset Management Lifted DR Horton (DHI) Position (mtastar.com)
- Everence Capital Management Has Cut Its DR Horton Ord (DHI) Stake; Aquabounty Technologies (AQB) SI Decreased … (mtastar.com)
NYSE:DHI traded up $0.26 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $44.48. The stock had a trading volume of 4,194,169 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,528,271. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,623.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 7.03 and a quick ratio of 0.92. D. R. Horton has a 12 month low of $31.98 and a 12 month high of $53.32.
D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $3.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.26 billion. D. R. Horton had a net margin of 7.03% and a return on equity of 14.83%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that D. R. Horton will post 3.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.
DHI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of D. R. Horton in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of D. R. Horton in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of D. R. Horton in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Mizuho set a $56.00 price target on shares of D. R. Horton and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Barclays upgraded shares of D. R. Horton from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, March 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.88.
In other D. R. Horton news, Chairman Donald R. Horton sold 10,244 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.23, for a total transaction of $432,604.12. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 23,418,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $988,983,483.17. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Bill W. Wheat sold 2,670 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.01, for a total transaction of $120,176.70. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 101,874 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,585,348.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 245,602 shares of company stock worth $10,828,080 over the last three months. 7.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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D. R. Horton Company Profile
D.R. Horton, Inc operates as a homebuilding company in East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest, and West America. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America's Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Freedom Homes, and Pacific Ridge Homes.
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